The brain receives information about the environment from all the senses. To efficiently interact with the environment, the brain must make sense of this converging information in order to form a reliable and accurate percept with which to guide decision making and behaviour.
In the Multisensory Brain and Cognition Lab, our research focuses on how the brain integrates conflicting multisensory information that varies in space and time. Specifically, we study the vestibular (balance) system and how information about head movement and orientation is combined with the other senses to enable optimal object recognition, decision making, and coordinated movement.
Fewer than half of psychology studies published can replicate their original results, according to University of Waterloo researchers involved in the most comprehensive investigation ever conducted on the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.
We will continue to accept applications for PhD Kinesiology degrees for next fall (September 2015) from domestic PhD candidates. Accepted domestic PhD candidates are guaranteed $90,000 support over four years.